What Girls Should Reach For

September 26th is the date of the year that most girls are born in the UK. But it is predicted that women won’t gain equality for 217 years.

That’s why we created ‘What Girls Should Reach For’ baby mobile in partnership with The Young Women’s Trust. The mobile has symbols that represent areas where women are still unequal. We want to encourage parents to support their daughters from a young age to aim high and end inequality sooner.

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Girls should reach for the right to be heard

Research shows that men out-talked women even when the group was 60% female.
Women only spoke as much as men when they outnumbered them four to one.
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Girls should reach for their place in STEM

Despite the sector employing more people than ever, only 13% of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) UK workforce is female.
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Girls should reach for equal pay

Forty-five years after the Equal Pay Act, for every hour they work, women still earn just 81p of every pound earned by men. In total, women earn just 52% of what men do every year.
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Girls should reach for fair representation in media

29% of women on screen are unnamed and when two women have a conversation on screen, 69% of the time, they just talk about men.
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Girls should reach for a place in sport

Just 7% of all sports coverage in the UK is of women's games. There is only one woman amongst the 100 highest paid sports stars in the world.
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Girls should reach for the top

There are more people called Dave than there are women in the FTSE 100.

 

What Girls Should Reach For 
is created in partnership with 
Young Women's Trust
to find out more and donate go here.

 

 

 



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